As one of the oldest modern cars currently still in production, the final seventh-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has rolled off the assembly line.
“As Phantom VII gracefully leaves the stage, having defined the first chapter in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce, we look forward to building on its remarkable success with the imminent arrival of its successor,” said CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös in a press release. “A bold, new statement built on an all-new architecture promises to light the future of the world’s most celebrated name in luxury.”
This generation of Phantom debuted 13 years ago, but the Phantom nameplate has been around for more than 90 years, making it one of the oldest nameplates in the automotive industry. This final Phantom was commissioned by a Rolls-Royce collector to be inspired by a nautical theme, which can be seen in the blue paintwork, blue interior details, and a stunning timepiece in the instrument panel that has a bezel to display 24 different time zones.
The upcoming eighth-generation Phantom will be underpinned by a new lightweight chassis made of aluminum. Although it has been spied testing, not much else is known about the next Rolls-Royce Phantom except that it should continue to uphold the nameplate’s status as the most luxurious car in the world. Naturally, a V12 engine will be found under the hood and drastic changes to the car’s style and design should not be expected. The new Phantom should debut sometime later this year as a 2018 model.
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